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Four works from NY multi-reedist, guitarist and electroacoustic composer Elliott Sharp, exemplifying the wide variety of approaches to the manifestation of his core concepts over a period of nearly twenty years, as performed by JACK Quartet, New Thread Quartet, and Either/Or.

Sharp, Elliott

Sharp, Elliott: Tranzience (New World Records)

Label: New World Records    
Released in: USA    

"For nearly 40 years, Elliott Sharp (b. 1951) has created a body of work that is exemplary in both its breadth and its depth. Sharp's discography, which numbers more than 300 separate items, includes works for orchestra, string quartet, rock band, blues band, solo guitar, multiple guitars. He is constantly in search of new sounds, processes, ways to create narrative arcs, ways to find music in unexpected places. His work is fed by acoustics, mathematics, philosophy, visual arts, and history. Central sonic concerns are melodies and grooves both micro- and macro-, harmonic saturation, density and texture, the vocalistic, the hyper-real. The goal is psycho-acoustic chemical change. He consistently tries to create structures with the spontaneity and energy of an improvisation.

These four works exemplify the wide variety of approaches to the manifestation of his core concepts over a period of nearly twenty years. They reference influences and philosophies and, in addition, the diversity of their sound-worlds present sonic strategies that are unique to his compositional approach, including personalized extended techniques that extend the range of the instruments beyond notes. All are receiving their premiere recordings, stunningly realized by an array of stalwarts of the contemporary-music scene."-New World Records

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Product Information:

UPC: 093228077824

Label: New World Records
Catalog ID: NW 80778CD
Squidco Product Code: 22222

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2016
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Case
Track 1 recorded at the Academy of Arts and Letters, in New york City on December 14th, 2015

Tracks 2 and 3 recorded on September 1st, 2015.

Track 4 recorded live at The kitchen in New York City, on April 27th, 2012.


Elliott Sharp-electroacoustic guitar, composer

Rachel Golub-violin

Jenny Lin-piano

JACK Quartet

New Thread Quartet

Geoffrey Landman-soprano saxophone

Kristen McKeon-soprano saxophone

Erin Rodgers-soprano saxophone

Zach Herchen-soprano saxophone


Stephanie Griffin-viola

Margaret Lancaster-alto flute

Chris McIntyre-trombone

David Shivey-marimba

Alex Waterman-cello

Richard Carrick-piano, conductor

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Track Listing:

1. Tranzience 28:15

2. Approaching The Arches Of Corti 10:14

3. Homage Leroy Jenkins 9:35

4. Venus & Jupiter 11:45